In all matters it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

Bertrand Russell

The CCRC strives to advance the needs and promote the interests of rural or remotely located communities: by facilitating research, disseminating information to the public, and, providing educational and networking opportunities to the public, and by engaging in public policy dialogue and development activities.

We strive to establish an inclusive gathering place, a place for creativity and meaningful participation.

Upcoming Events

RADICLE Episode 2 – Social Entrepreneurship: November 19th @ 12pmET – Register for free or by donation HERE

What’s new at the CCRC?

ARTSCAPE DANIELS LAUNCHPAD in Toronto and the CANADIAN CENTRE FOR RURAL CREATIVITY (CCRC) in Blyth, Ontario have a new initiative.

THE RURAL CREATIVES SPRINGBOARD begins January 17, 2022 and is a UNIQUE URBAN/RURAL collaboration between Artscape and the CCRC. The Springboard spotlights and supports diverse voices of creative entrepreneurship across Canada.

The 3-month virtual program, with bursaries for 30 participants, will connect practicing artists, social entrepreneurs and other creatives from rurally/remotely situated places, and focus on delivering a balance of technical training, creative mindset-building, with opportunities for networking, industry connections, co-creation, peer support and one-on-one mentorship.
Other benefits include a 12-month membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad and the CCRC – with an invitation to participate in the Rural Talks to Rural conference in November 2022.

Please share this application link to the rural creatives/entrepreneurs you know…

The application form can be found here:

Missed the launch of RADICAL? Listen to the first episode HERE so you’re ready to join us for episode two coming in November!

In August, the CCRC hosted its first information session about the Social Innovation Hub (SIH) we are building as one of the three pillars for the organization. It is a vital step in our reset – something that began at the Rural Talks to Rural conference in November of 2020. SIH is a connector for relationships, networks and capacity development for rural changemakers through learning, sharing and co-creating.

These actions support rural well-being and foster vibrant rural communities and inspire radical change. At its core the Hub is a place for collaboration, creativity, action and transformation. A first public presentation of the proposal took place virtually and is available online now! Check it out.

Want to join the CCRC conversation?

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